Sunday, 26 September 2021

Snowflake Wishes for #GDP310

Hello

Today's card was inspired by the fun sketch challenge over at the Global Design Project #GDP310.  There are so many great ways to interpret and make a sketch your own. I decided to keep the layout but as I've been making lots of Christmas cards recently swapped flowers for snowflakes using a favourite stamp set from last year Snowflake Wishes. 
Here's the sketch for this week's challenge:
I opted to use my favourite in-color Fresh Freesia paired with Balmy Blue. The Fresh Freesia base is a standard side folding C5 card (10.5cm x 29.7cm scored in the middle). To get the two tone effect on the snowflakes, I tapped the stamps in Balmy Blue ink first and added Fresh Freesia with a sponge dauber. Although there are fabulous dies that co-ordinate with this stamp set, I fussy cut all the snowflakes (I know right!).  A matt layer of Basic White (10.2cm x 14.5cm) is stamped with more snowflakes. The top layer (5.5cm x 14.5cm) is embossed with the snowflake folder from the Wintry 3D Embossing folders and is so beautiful and detailed.  The piece of Fresh Freesia 2021-2023 Shimmer Velum (6cm x 14.5cm) is layered under the embossed piece of card and adds a lovely bit of sparkle. 
The Snowflakes are layered with dimensionals and added to the card with glue. The middle of each snowflake has a Soft Succulent 2021-2023 Jewel and although they are the wrong colour they work! The sentiment was stamped in Fresh Freesia, trimmed and added with dimensionals. A White Glittery Organdy Ribbon bow is added with a mini glue dot.

In the video tutorial you can find later in this post, you can watch me make this second version. This time with a Balmy Blue base and for the sparkle under the embossed panel, I added some of the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon which imho looks lovely. The sentiment is a little pale but I stopped myself ffrom using a darker ink!
Here is the video - I would love to know what you think so please leave a comment either here or on YouTube as I love to get your feedback.


If you would like to buy any of the products used to make this card simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online shop. Use the current monthly Online Shopper code 3PAPCMDC if your order is between £25 and £150 to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month.  

Sale-a-bration finishes in a few days so you can still choose a FREE item at Checkout with an order of £45 or more. If, like me, you love Stampin' Up! products and are interested in getting a discount, you should think about join my team - you get to choose £130 worth of products from any of our current catalogues for your Starter Kit and only pay £99.  Plus if you join before the end of September you can also choose an additional bundle from a selection in the mini catalogue for FREE. If you want to know more or if you have any questions contact me.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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Sunday, 19 September 2021

Encircled in Warmth and Encircled in Beauty by Stampin' Up!

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The card I'm sharing with you today was inspired by and CASEd (copy and share everything) from one of the cards on page 23 in the Stampin' Up! July - December Mini Catalogue. I changed a few elements to make it my own and am really pleased with the way it turned out. The sentiment on the front is from Encircled with Warmth stamp set and I used four of the co-ordinating dies from Encircled in Beauty to create the focal point. The background was created with one of the designs from Peaceful Place designer series paper.  
Last month I took part in a July-Dec Mini Catalogue / Sale-a-bration card SWAP.  If you don't know what a SWAP is, you make a set number of the same card or card front and then swap them with the same number of people so you end up with a selection of different ideas and inspiration. We were to use current product (where possible) and from either the Mini Catalogue or Sale-a-bration items. Twelve of us took part so I had to make a dozen of these cards. My craft room looked like a bomb had gone off with tiny bits of card and foil all over my desk and floor.  I'll admit I almost changed my mind and designed something else for the swap because they were so pretty and I could of added them to my Christmas Card stash! Don't they look lovely?
I almost forgot to share a photo of all the lovely swaps I received back from the team. Aren't they all amazing?
For my card I cut strips from a piece of Peaceful Place 12" x 12" Specialty designer series paper measuring 10cm x 13.5cm (you could make these any size) and glued them to a layer of Basic White card measuring 10cm x 14.3cm leaving a gap between each strip. The bottom and top die cut pieces are Smokey Slate card and for the second die cut I used the brushed finish from the Silver Foil Specialty Pack, which has a purple tinge which is perfect. To add an extra layer behind the top die cut I added one of the gorgeous snowflakes from the Wonderful Snowflake pack on p24 of the Mini Catalogue. Here's a close up so you can see all the glorious layers. 
Some were glued on and some added with dimensionals. The white Glittery Organdy Ribbon is perfect for the bow and I used another small piece to make it look like a hanging bauble or wreath.  This was also one of the cards my Wednesday and Thursday evening card classes made though they were not amused by all the tiny little bits they had to poke out of the die cuts!! 
The sentiments are both from Encircled with Warmth stamp set; On the front I used Versamark and White Emboss Powder and inside is just stamped in Basic Gray ink.
Click below to see how easy it is to put this card together. I absolutely love it and would you to let me know what you think of it too. 
If you would like to buy any of the products simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online shop. Use the current monthly Online Shopper code 3PAPCMDC if your order is between £25 and £150 to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month.  

Sale-a-bration finishes at the end of the month so you can still chose a item from the flyer for FREE with an order of £45 or more. If, like me, you love Stampin' Up! products and are interested in getting a discount, you should think about join my team - you get to choose £130 worth of products from any of our current catalogues for your Starter Kit and pay only £99.  Plus if you join before the end of September you also get to choose an additional bundle from a selection of bundles in the mini catalogue for FREE. If you'd like to know more or if you have any questions contact me.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Plentiful Plants Suite by Stampin' Up!

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I wanted to show you this lovely card made using the Bloom Where You're Planted DSP and Plentiful Plants bundle. I made a few to give to some of my lovely customers for placing large orders with me in August plus a little extra treat.  There was A LOT of fussy cutting but I think they turned out great so it was worth it. I love making my customers something special to show my appreciation for choosing me as their demonstrator.
This is such an easy fun fold to make and they fold flat for posting.  I have made them before. Have you tried this style of card before?
The brick background, plants and pots are almost all cut from the dsp - trying to #loveitchopit. I stamped and die cut some of the plants and pots but everything else is fussycut.  I used some retired twine for the bow on the hanging basket.
If you're interested in purchasing any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online shop. Use the current monthly Online Shopper code 3PAPCMDC if your order is between £25 and £150 to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me.  

If you love Stampin' Up! products and are interested in getting a discount, you should join my team - you get to choose £130 worth of products from any of our current catalogues for your Starter Kit for £99.  Plus if you join before the end of September you also get to chose an additional bundle from the mini catalogue for FREE. Get in touch if you'd like to know more or if you have any questions.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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